Budget 2018-19: Ten prominent tourist sites to be developed as Iconic Tourism destinations through holistic infra devt
The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced today that the Government proposes to develop ten prominent tourist sites as Iconic Tourism destinations through holistic infrastructure and skill development. In addition, tourist amenities will be upgraded at 100 Adarsh monuments of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
While announcing the fund allocation, the Finance Minister, lauded the work being done under the government’s inter linked programs – Smart Cities Mission and the AMRUT. He informed that 99 cities have been selected with an outlay of Rs.2.04 lakh crore under the Smart Cities Mission. Projects worth Rs.2,350 crore have been completed and works of Rs.20,852 crore are under progress. The National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) has been taken-up to revitalize heritage cities.
Under AMRUT program, State level plans of Rs.77,640 crore for 500 cities have been approved. Water supply contracts for 494 projects worth Rs.19,428 crore and sewerage work contract for 272 projects costing Rs.12,429 crore has been awarded. 482 cities have started Credit rating and 144 cities have got investment grade rating.